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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Barley Wine
Mexicali, Mexico
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cucapá Barleywine
This English style barleywine has a dark reddish mahogany color. A rich, thick entry leads to a very sweet molasses and chocolate covered citrus flavors. Finishes with a mild, bittering hop fade.

Es una cerveza tipo Ale. elaborada artesanalmente,única en todo el país. De color obscuro y cuerpo completo, posee una combinación de lúpulo noble al inicio con un sabor de dulce malta al final. Cucapá BW seguramente será su cerveza navideña preferida. Disfrute con su familia y amigos el placer de compartir esta edición limitada de 450 botellas.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is chock full of toffee with more subtle, accompanying notes of roasted cashews, ethanol and chocolate. Full-bodied and a touch creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor lays forth minerally, earthy bitterness, crystal malt, medium sherry and a good dose of ethanol heat. Lengthy, bitter, very warming finish. Thanks go out to bu11zeye for shipping this bottle my way!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GodOfThunder (1244) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
Thanks be to the Cheeseman. Strong malt. Deep amber color. Nice roast in the flavor. Nice finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
Courtesy ChzMan. Amber/brown/ruby, minimal carbonation. Malt forward, fruity, sweet, lightly bitter on the finish. Subtle vegetal notes. Full body, balanced carbonation. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Pours a brilliant reddish orange copper color - like a jewel. The beige/tan head started respectable, but went while I typed this. Big aromas of malt and fruit. All mixed together. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Rather fluffy. There’s some heat up front. It starts a bit sweet, then goes astringent. Light smoke. Touch of treacle. Not a lot of hop in the finish. Surely fits the style though. A good sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle shared by ucusty. The Mexicans sure do love to put meat in everything! Even their beer! What a big, meaty barleywine this is. We all seemed to taste a bit if sausage, along with big smokiness, caramel and a booziness that surrounds it all. Slightly bitter and off-putting palate. Kinda hard to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks by ucusty. Thanks, David! Deep clear amber pour with light yellow head. Sweet but astringent aroma; a bit boozy. Slightly peaty and smoky. This seemed like an imperial Scotch ale in a lot of respects. Lots more malt than hop presence. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Thanks ucusty. Copper colored with a tan head. Lots of caramel in the aroma as well as noticeable alcohol. Very boozy with caramel being about the only thing I pick up until a touch of smoke shows up near the finish. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle shared by ucusty - thanks, David! Pour was a bit dull, with a flattish body and bright hue. The nose wasn’t bad, with some maple and caramel in there. Waxy and somewhat thin palate. Lots of booze in the flavor, with somewhat predictable peat and molasses to give shape to the malts. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Thanks to Hellbilly for this one! Clear copper pour thick tan head and spotty lace. Caramel malts, peat a slight earthiness on the nose. Light smokey flavor combined with caramel and sausage. Flavor was lacking the hop profile I am accustomed to

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3872) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Thanks to ucusty for sharing. Pours a reddish copper with a one finger light orange yellow head. The aroma is mild and sweet, peaty, some caramel, molasses. The flavor is smoky, peaty, some bacon?, mild acetaldehyde, malty, caramel, nice bitterness. The palate is waxy and bitter.


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